Preliminary Accident Reports

July 2011 Issue

May 20, 2011, Angel Fire, N.M., Beech F33A Bonanza

The airplane sustained substantial damage when it collided with mountainous terrain at approximately 1100 Mountain time, The solo pilot was fatally injured. Visual conditions prevailed. A preliminary review of radar data revealed a VFR target proceeding north-northwest before making a left turn toward the west and continuing on a westerly heading toward rising terrain before radar data ended at approximately 1100.

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